PC Pro is one of several computer magazines published monthly in the United Kingdom by Future plc. Its headquarters is in London.[3] PC Pro also licenses individual articles (or even the whole magazine) for republication in various countries around the world - and some articles are translated into local languages.[citation needed] as of 2006, it claimed to be the biggest-selling monthly PC magazine in the UK.[4]

PC Pro
PC Pro Magazine December 2010 Fair Use.jpg
December 2010 issue of PC Pro magazine
EditorTim Danton[1]
CategoriesComputer magazine
Circulation24,232 Jan-Dec 2016
CompanyFuture plc[2]
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon
LanguageBritish English
PC Pro magazine, May 1997 issue

PC Pro is promoted as a magazine for "IT professionals, IT managers and power users."[citation needed] It is a fairly 'rounded' magazine as it contains information on many different aspects of IT (such as cheap hardware, extreme hardware, software, business, home, retailers) rather than just one of these areas like many UK PC magazines. While it is primarily Windows-focused, it does contain some open source and Apple content.

The magazine was launched in November 1994.[5] The website was launched in December 1996. On 3 June 2015 Dennis relaunched the PC Pro website as Alphr.[6] The magazine continued to operate under the PC Pro brand, with the two publications occasionally sharing content but otherwise serving different audiences with bespoke content.

Each issue used to come with a cover disc – either a CD in the £4.49 version or a DVD in the £5.99 edition. The CD contained complete commercial software products (usually older versions) and commercial software trials. The DVD contained these and also a selection of applications which featured in every issue. These regular applications are usually freeware or open source.

The issue of cover discs has been superseded by downloadable software accessible via a 'bonus software code' printed on the spine of each issue.

The PC Pro team also publish a weekly podcast available on the Magazine website and on the iTunes Store.

In February 2001 they reissued, with new artwork, a free copy of the controversial "Area 51: The Alien Interview" DVD.

Future acquired Dennis Publishing and its computing division including PC Pro in 2021.[7]

Current contributorsEdit

  • Tim Danton
  • Barry Collins
  • David Court
  • Darien Graham-Smith
  • Jonathan Bray
  • Mike Jennings
  • Jane McCallion
  • Sasha Muller
  • Nicole Kobie
  • Stewart Mitchell
  • Jon Honeyball
  • Davey Winder
  • Paul Ockenden
  • Steve Cassidy
  • David Crookes

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Contact Us". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Country Life owner buys Dennis Publishing in £300m deal". the Guardian. 16 August 2021.
  3. ^ Caroline Taggart (30 June 2010). Writer's Market 2010: Make Money Writing. F+W Media. p. 638. ISBN 978-0-7153-3529-1. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  4. ^ "PC Pro Magazine". PC Pro. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  5. ^ Internet Archive copy of news release; date mentioned half-way down page, in About PC Pro section
  6. ^ "Dennis Publishing launches Alphr – a fresh take on technology". Dennis Publishing. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Country Life owner buys Dennis Publishing in £300m deal". the Guardian. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.

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